Supporting the literacy skills of adolescents with traumatic brain injury

Miriam Krause, Lindsey Byom, Peter Meulenbroek, Stephanie Richards, Katy O'Brien

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Abstract

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can affect developmental trajectories as well as language, attention, memory, executive functions, and other cognitive skills related to literacy. Literacy demands change through adolescence and into young adulthood, with academic literacy demands increasing and vocational literacy demands being introduced. Speech-language pathology services must evolve with the literacy needs of each client. This article discusses assessment and treatment approaches designed for adolescents with TBI and recommendations for adapting literacy interventions from the learning disabilities literature. Through proper assessment and intervention, speech-language pathologists can have a meaningful impact on the academic and vocational literacy needs of adolescents with TBI.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-73
Number of pages14
JournalSeminars in Speech and Language
Volume36
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2015

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Publisher Copyright:
Copyright © 2015 by Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc.

Keywords

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • adolescents
  • reading
  • writing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Speech and Hearing
  • LPN and LVN

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